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Arbitration and Mediation: A Hands-On Workshop for Engineers — NEW

Instructor: Peter Liloia, III, Esq., A.M.ASCE

Purpose and Background

Very often, engineers find themselves involved in disputes that require Arbitration hearings or Mediation proceedings; are you prepared?

This course is designed to provide all parties involved in engineering and construction with a thorough understanding of how to deal with arbitration and mediation. Many construction and engineering contracts require arbitration and mediation for handling disputes that inevitably arise. Arbitration and mediation are also required by most courts.

This course will be presented in an informal, interactive style using examples from real life. Attendees will learn how mediation and arbitration work, i.e., rules, procedures, etiquette, etc. Through role-playing in mediation exercises and mock arbitrations based on actual cases, participants will gain practical, hands-on advice and guidance. This workshop provides valuable, timely and immediately useful skills for engineers.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the Arbitration and Mediation clause in your contracts.
  • Learn the “nuts and bolts” of how mediation and arbitration work and how they can save you time, money and aggravation.
  • Get practical advice and guidance on how to prepare for and conduct yourself in a mediation or arbitration so you will be successful.
  • Gain hands-on experience through participation in mediation exercises and mock arbitrations using real-life cases.

Who Should Attend

  • Consulting Engineers
  • Field Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Project Engineers
  • Construction Managers
  • Contractors and Subcontractors
  • Government Agencies and Public Owners
  • Private Owners and Developers
  • Design Build Firms
  • Architects
  • Attorneys

Assessment of Learning Outcomes

Achievement of the learning outcomes will be assessed through problem-solving sessions and testing.

Seminar Outline | 0.8 CEUs.

Time: 8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.

  • Introduction
  • How Mediation Works and Practical Advice for Success
  • Mediation Role-Playing Exercises (Mock Mediations)
  • Arbitration Rules and Procedures and How to Conduct Yourself
  • Arbitration Role-Playing Exercises (Mock Arbitrations)
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